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Flotec pump smells like burning plastic

My 1/2 HP flotek fp 4012 jet pump smell's like burning plastic when it runs. I've checked the voltage going to the pump and it's right where it should be.

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What size cable are you using to provide the supply

Voltage is one thing current is another

Thin cables will not provide the current to run the motor in its proper environment and will cause it to get hot.

On the rating plate of the pump you will find a voltage and current requirement that will tell you what size cable you need for your area ie 110vac or 240vac

Also need to allow for the distance the pump is from the main supply , the longer the run the thicker the cable is the rule as there will be fall off in performance if the cable is not up to it.

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